Speak Out - Drive Out the Bush Regime

Statements from a wide array of individuals and organizations about why they are taking up the Call for November 2nd.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Statement from Veterans for Peace LA

We at Veterans for Peace Los Angeles recognize the tragedy fostered on the people of this country and the country of Iraq by the Bush administration's illegal war on the people of Iraq. This is an ideological war, and these wars can never be successfully won. We haven't won the hearts and minds of the Iraqi people as we failed to do in Vietnam, and as in Vietnam we have decimated another country, polluted it with chemicals and unexploded ordinance, and killed many of its citizens. Our accomplishments there are meger our failures legion. Our only course is to pull out of Iraq immediately knowing that the Iraqi people have the werewithall to govern their country and manage and gain benefit from their own resources.

Ed Ellis
President
Veterans for Peace
Los Angeles